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End Abortion Alabama (EAA) has launched a statewide campaign questioning the records of various Alabama lawmakers.
EAA is an abortion abolitionist organization that seeks the complete and uncompromising end of the practice of abortion, a distinction they believe sets them apart from the majority of pro-life organizations.
In light of upcoming elections, EAA sent surveys to candidates in various political races in the state. The surveys ask a series of questions gauging the candidate’s attitude toward abolishing abortion in the state.
Of all Republican gubernatorial candidates, the only one not to respond to EAA’s survey was incumbent Gov. Kay Ivey, as reported by 1819 News.
The Ivey campaign contacted 1819 News after the above article was published to say that Ivey is the most pro-life governor in the country.
“When Roe v. Wade is overturned, Alabama will have the nation’s strongest pro-life law on the books,” Ivey said. “I’m proud to have led the way back in 2019 in signing a BAN on abortion to make Alabama the safest place in America for the unborn. Join me in praying every day for the [Supreme] Court to make the right decision. Lives will be saved because of our work. Keep praying, never give up on protecting life.”
The governor’s office is not the only one to be addressed by EAA. The group has also focused its attention on members of the Alabama House of Representatives.
Facebook advertisements have been circulating that take aim at State Reps. Debbie Wood (R–Valley) and Proncey Robertson (R-Mt. Hope.)
EAA claimed that Wood and Robertson have not returned the survey. While candidates receive a plethora of such surveys, especially during an election cycle, EAA claimed that the candidates’ failure to submit the questionnaire is a refusal on their part to “go on record in support of nullifying the unconstitutional Roe v. Wade court decision.”
“It is crucial that Alabamians know where their elected officials stand when it comes to the issue of abolishing abortion in our state,” said Paul Abbott II, a board member of EAA. “When candidates are seeking your vote, they are listening more closely to the issues that you care about. That’s why now is the best time to call on candidates to support issues like abolishing abortion.”
Wood and Robertson responded to the ads on their prospective social media pages.
“I am so sorry you are receiving this garbage!” Wood said. “I filled out the Alabama Citizens For Life questionnaire that was made available to both candidates in the District 38 Race. I was endorsed and remain the PRO-LIFE Mother, Grand Mother and Your Representative.
“It’s absurd that anyone would mislead the voters that I am not pro-life. I sponsored and voted for the toughest pro-life legislation in our state’s history and across the nation. I am endorsed by the Alabama Citizens for Life. This is just another tactic by my opponent and this brand new shadow organization to spread lies. As President Trump says, ‘This is fake news.”
Critics of EAA have pointed out that Ivey, Robertson, and Wood have all received endorsements from various pro-life organizations, but that is not enough for EAA.
“Many candidates running for office right now are touting their endorsement from Alabama Citizens for Life,” Abbot said. “That same organization signed a letter last week explicitly opposing equal protection of the law for preborn children. The simple truth (biblically and constitutionally) is that the same laws that protect born people should protect those precious babies in the wombs, which is why EAA is calling on folks around the state to contact their elected officials and urge them to support the immediate and total abolition of abortion in Alabama.”
The letter in reference was penned in response to a since-failed bill in the Louisiana legislature that would have utterly ended abortions in the state and would penalize mother and doctor with equal culpability.
“We state unequivocally that we do not support any measure seeking to criminalize or punish women and we stand firmly opposed to include such penalties in legislation,” the letter read.
The letter was signed by notable pro-life organizations that support Ivey, Roberts and Wood, including the National Right to Life and the Susan B. Anthony List.
Another notable signer was the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.
The caveats offered in the letter are unacceptable to abortion abolitionists like those of EAA’s ilk. For them, any measure that treats the murder of an unborn child differently than any other murder under the law is immoral and unacceptable.
“If babies are human from the point of conception (they are), killing them is murder and should be treated as such,” EAA's online ad reads, concisely summarizing the organization's position.
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